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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Pop goes the weasel as Hadron Collider shuts down (Update)
Posted on April 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm

A weasel shut down the world's most powerful particle smasher when it wandered onto a 66,000-volt […]

Sandia dial-a-fire test complex ignites huge blaze
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Though researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories Thermal Test Complex study a variety of […]

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

An international team headed by HZB researcher Jaime Sánchez-Barriga has shown how […]

Closing the ring
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. LMU physicists now show that, at high […]